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Child dies after hit by vehicle in Cary

Posted May 5, 2015
Updated May 6, 2015

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— A 9-year-old boy riding his bicycle with his father and three friends was killed Tuesday evening after he was hit by a vehicle in Cary.

Paul Pham Dang, a third grader at Mill Park Elementary School, was hit by a vehicle that was turning from Maynard Road onto Maple Avenue at around 7:15 p.m., town officials said.

Paul was traveling on Maple Avenue, perpendicular to the path of the vehicle, police said.

He was taken to WakeMed, where he died while surrounded by family.

"A reminder to drivers, with the warmer weather there's more kids out," said Cary police Lt. Marcus Pearson. "Just to be aware of what is going on around you."

No further information was immediately available.

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  • Angie Cox May 6, 2015
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    that is why we need bike trails. I am from Ohio and we had them there. start putting money towards bike trails. I would never allow my children to ride bikes on main roads ever... RIP 9 year old.

  • Derric Fuller May 6, 2015
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    I cannot imagine the abject sadness that the father is going through in losing his son. I also cannot image the misery that the driver who hit this unfortunate child must be going through as well.

    Peace to all involved in this tragedy.

  • Fenway O'Donnell May 6, 2015
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    This is beyond sad. I know that area well. It is not a high speed area.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.